The Nice, Neat, Safe, Clean Little Town You Lived In Suddenly Isn't Anymore.

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Common themes heard by a Maine real estate broker when traveling to and fro in the Jeep showing maine fall colors,maine leaf foilageproperty or in emails, thru phone conversations.

"The nice town I used to live in is not anymore and everyone on my street has moved".  What happened? People, lots of people.

     Traffic grew on roads not designed for that bumper to bumper mob. Safety went down the tubes with the influx of people from all four directions. Insurance costs went up with the crime and the bright sky filled with nightly stars is not so bright anymore with light pollution and industrial smog. Schools, police, local government and housing sprawl happened. But there is an escape route. That's where Maine comes in.


You are not cowardly bailing out.

The nice little town you used to live in is still in your head, but not reality anymore. The people are not going to suddenly fold up tents and fly out of there to make it back like it was earlier. Not unless a major industry in your area goes to its knees like say Detroit's car makers or an area that sees jobs head overseas from throwing in the industrial towel.   Maine's Bangor is a city voted in the top 25 of places to retire according to Money Magazine, coming in at number 23. Why? Safe, friendly, super health care and ideal for seniors where Maine is one of the oldest states in the nation. maine soccer team huddleThose seniors need services, and they are all here in the 4th lowest crime state.  The people of Maine are hard working but the pace is not so fast that families, local volunteer traditions are forgotten. Maine also has four distinct seasons..with fall leave peeking brilliant oranges, reds, yellows and a million shades of green just starting to explode like a second bloom of color in "Vacationland" also know as "The Pine Tree State."

    Seniors were raised with better values and a sense of pride, not expecting the world from someone else. They live within their means on the retirement check that follows them where ever they live. They have time to volunteer and enrich an area's quality of life too. It is not a bad thing to be labeled "Maine, a great place to retire"  along with the title of super place to see wildlife, enjoy crime free living, or bluer skies than they've ever seen before. Here's the list of Top 25 places to retire in the United States.

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Comments (6)

Greg Smith
RE/MAX Alliance - Boulder, CO


Bangor Maine looks like a very nice area.  It reminds me allot of Boulder, CO and Louisville, CO.; two areas that  also tend to finish in most national rankings of the top 10 places to live.  It is neat to see other areas that offer strong quality of life around the country.

Sep 22, 2009 01:06 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Very cool indeed.  My hometown used to be up there, but I guess you're the one who took out town.  Love to visit sometime.

Sep 22, 2009 01:12 AM
Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

It's hard to recognize some small towns anymore.  With all the strip malls, same stores and restaurants, every town looks like the next.

Sep 22, 2009 01:16 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker hijacked my post...I feel so so violated and cheap. Actually, been to Colorado Springs with son who goes there...friendly people..all of them and neat mountain back drop. Elliot said it snowed there yesterday while it was 78 and sunny here.

Larry...fill up the car...heading her to a lobster, corn on the cob and a piece of hot blueberry pie with ice cream on top waiting..better hurry.'s like Rip Van Winkle and a 20 year sleep with cobwebs huh?

Sep 22, 2009 01:36 AM
Greg Smith
RE/MAX Alliance - Boulder, CO

One could never hijack a Maine.  It is a very beautiful and cool place.  It is amazing how many people in Colorado are from Maine and I am sure vice-versa.  I have a good friend who moved from Boulder to open Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (AMMA) in Portland ME and have visited his school to train and been very impressed with the area.

Sep 22, 2009 02:23 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I think the country offers many super places..and many are where less population coupled with local beautiful weather, terrain and seasons make them attractive. Being in a city wearing a taser, on the defense and worried about crime especially with your kids is not where I was placed on the planet to be though.

Sep 22, 2009 02:39 AM